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How To Pick A Winning Lottery Ticket

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The Powerball lottery is at $400 million and climbing. That's insane. Again, I don't think I would know how to handle that much money but it might be fun to try. Right? No unpaid bills, vacations around the world, a life without a boss. Time to wake up from that dream and play the lottery! 

Is there a way to pick numbers that increases the chance to win?  I kind of doubt it, but seven-time lottery winner Richard Lustig, who has pocketed more than $1 million from his lottery winnings, has these five tips for buying a lucky lottery ticket:

1. Pick your own numbers.

2. Do your homework.

3. Stick with your strategy.

4. Avoid lottery fever.

5. You have to play if you hope to win.

Dream all you want about what you will do if you win, but if you don't buy a ticket, you'll never have a chance--no matter how miniscule--to make those dreams come true. And if you should win, don't go on an immediate spending spree. Instead, seek professional financial advice. And then you can go on a spending spree!

When the lottery jackpots get so high they make the news, people get lottery fever. They tend to spend more on lottery tickets than they normally would and sometimes spend more than they can afford. Resist that temptation.

Learn which numbers to play and how often to play. Commit to your numbers and stick to it.

Before you choose your own numbers, research online to make sure the set or sets of numbers you play have never come up before.

It's easy to let the computer choose the numbers, but don't do that. Pick your own. Allowing the computer to choose your numbers does not necessarily increase your chances of winning.

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